Food & Drink

The Pros and Cons of a Large Wedding Cake

When planning a wedding, one of the most important things to consider is the wedding cake, as the wedding cake is what makes the reception what it is (a celebration of 2 people coming together as one). This is why people make the most out of it and wedding cakes are a chance to make a big statement, so people pull out all stops, especially with the designs. The type of wedding cake you select for a wedding will depend on a number of factors. The design for instance may depend on the theme or personal style or preference, another thing to remember when selecting a wedding cake is the size of the cake itself. You have to consider what size of portions will be given out as this will tell you how big a cake you will need to get. Some people just


Ask A Caterer: Tips on Your Wedding Food

The menu for your wedding is one aspect of your day that holds significant importance, as it is likely your guests will remember and talk about it for a long time if it is good, and even longer if it is bad.  Caterers are very experienced in helping to choose a wedding menu due to weddings being a key occasion where caterers are called in, therefore we can help use our knowledge to guide you through the process. No one wants hungry guests If you want to avoid drunk guests one of the key things to do is make sure they do not go for more than 3 hours without some kind of food, particularly if drinks are on offer.  If you only give your guests a canapé each, you will find them wishing the day would hurry up so that they can eat whilst


Wedding Cupcake Displays

Cupcakes are an increasingly popular alternative to a main wedding cake as they are easier for guests to help themselves to. It’s also easy to bake chocolate or plain sponge cupcakes for your wedding and decorate them using buttercream or icing. Recipes for cupcakes and their toppings are very simple and can be tailored to suit your personal taste. That’s the benefit of cupcakes as you can have many different variations served together so there is something for everyone. For example if some of your guests don’t like chocolate you could produce some plain sponge cupcakes. You will then be spoilt for choice when deciding how to display your creations. Tiered Cupcake Stands Tiered cupcake stands are a great traditional way to display


Be a Rock Star With a Signature Cocktail at Your Wedding

Weddings are a beautiful time in a new couple's life.  They represent love, laughter, and new beginnings.  The radiant bride and the handsome groom beam with happiness on their special day. While we love the beautiful couple, we all look forward to the reception.  The food, the cake, the dancing, and the cocktails are the highlight of any wedding reception. So many couples are opting to serve a signature cocktail to their guests rather than having a full bar.  There are so many new and interesting cocktails; many couples elect to have a bartender create a special cocktail just for their occasion. Event planners are seeing signature cocktails as a big trend for 2013.  It is less expensive than having a full bar, and it creates a talking


How to Arrange Best Catering for Your Wedding Reception

It is well said by George Bernard Shaw, “There is no sincere love than the love of food.”  Most of your wedding guests love to fill up their bellies with delicious delights on your reception. It is not so difficult to two the crowd if you plan a little ahead of time. Make your wedding catering flawless and your guests happy with the following wedding catering ideas. Dream for a Theme One of the most interesting and exciting part of planning a wedding reception is deciding a theme. Hiring one of the best wedding venues in London through TheCityCollection and decorating it according to your favorite theme is often loved by the wedding couple. Catering goes perfect with dedicated themes. You can select from traditional English clambake


Wine Wedding Favors

Wine wedding favors at your wedding will really keep spirits high on your special day! There are many things you can do with a wine theme to make your favors decorative, fun, and memorable. Wine Charms These little metal and beaded or enameled charms are designed as a set, but each one is unique. The idea is that when guests at a party put their unique charm around the stem of their glass, they’ll be able to find it again if they put it down. These are a fun item to include as a favor, and they’re pretty too! Wine Glasses Today’s personalized wine glasses are available in fine crystal. You can order stemless wine glasses or glasses with traditional stems. You can even have all sorts of logos and designs or monograms printed


The Best Wedding Planning Websites (Free and Paid)

So you've gotten engaged and you're starting to plan. There's so much to do (find a church, find the reception spot, find your dress, bridesmaid dresses, tuxes, pick out flowers, cakes, jewelry, gifts for your bridal party, food, wedding favors, *breathe* and more.) So where on earth do you even start? There are hundreds of websites out there that try to help, and even more websites out there that are out to sell, sell, sell. So which ones are worth it? Well we've done the research for you to help the wedding planning go a little bit easier. To really make it work for you, the bride, we've also segmented the sites into two different categories; free and paid. It's your choice whether you have it in your budget to pay for a site to stay organized,


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